Victor Rene' Sadot
1947 - 2018
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Victor Rene' Sadot

Berkeley, CA - Victor Rene Sadot died at the age of 71 on October 6, 2018 at his home in Berkeley, CA. Born in Ridley Park, PA on July 21, 1947, Vic grew up in Newark, Delaware where he attended Newark High School. He went on to graduate from the University of Delaware with a degree in Political Science. After college Vic moved to Washington, DC where he worked as a counselor and social worker for DC Public Schools. He moved back to the Newark area in the mid-70's where he worked for Chrysler and then for many years at the Newark Co-op (now Newark Natural Foods). However, Vic's true passion was his music and song writing and his commitment to numerous political, human rights and social justice causes.

He began playing guitar and writing songs while in his early twenties and would go on to write and record dozens of songs and play countless gigs in the Wilmington-Philadelphia area and beyond. In addition to performing solo, Vic fronted the Crazy Planet Band and, with his brother Rob on electric guitar, performed original Rock, Folk, Blues and Cajun throughout the 1980's and early 90's. Later in the 90's Vic and guitarist Dave Sumner formed the Cajun-Zydeco band "Planete Folle". The band went through various line-up changes but played for over 12 years at Mardi Gras events, festivals and other venues. Many of the area's finest musicians played with the band at one time or another.

Vic was always willing to perform for free at benefits, rallies and fundraisers. He performed with various versions of the Crazy Planet Band at the annual autumn festival "Newark Community Day" for 25 straight years. Vic also had a talent for setting poems to music as he did with many of his father's poems including local favorite "White Clay Creek".

In 2008 Vic moved to the west coast and eventually settled in Berkeley, California. He continued to write and record songs and released several CD's with friend Eric Golub on violin and ukulele. He remained an outspoken activist and became involved with various bay area political and social justice organizations.

Vic is predeceased by his father Jean (John), brother Joe and mother Eleanor. He is survived by sister Jeanne of Delaware City; brother Rob of Old New Castle, sister Marie of Newark, nephew Joe, nieces Lelah and Alexandria, and French cousins Jean-Pierre, Jean-Marie, Marie-France, Josette and Gilbert.

The family will be holding a celebration of Vic's life on Sunday January 13, 2019 from 2 to 6 PM at Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Rd. Hockessin, DE 19707. There will also be a west coast celebration for Vic at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists hall on Sunday February 17, 2019. Further details will be posted on-line.

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Published in The News Journal on Jan. 5, 2019.
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October 16, 2019
Just found out Vic had died. Sorry to hear. Loved his music. Always enjoyed talking to him. Always hoped I would see him again. Saw his band at Folk City in NYC a long time ago. He always told me how special it was that me and Ernie had gone to NYC to see him play. I also remember him playing at the anti-nuclear rally in NJ. Long live "Frogtown." He was one of a kind.
Phyllis Fantini
October 7, 2019
Vic, compartimos ideas sobre Monsanto, hablábamos mucho sobre nuestros países, siempre voy a recordarte escuchando tu voz.
Viviana Giuliani
January 13, 2019
Vic did the most heartfelt version ever of "Masters of War" on his Truth Trubador CD. I loved his zydeco and French inspired music! Fortunately, some is still available on YouTube. Another fine person, gone too soon.
Maureen Tucker
January 9, 2019
With Vic's passing from
this mortal coil,
The Heavens have gained
an absolute SAINT.

Hugs, Prayers & Light
to Rob & Jeannie & Marie.

__-- Steve Ansul
January 9, 2019
3rd Grade Vic is in the center w a Jacket and tie.
Paul Parsons
January 9, 2019
Vic Sadot 1965 NHS
Paul Parsons
January 8, 2019
He was a nice guy, so friendly. A good joke a good laugh, a good song and always a story behide the song. I will say he seemed to have lived a full life. Always joyful and smiling when I saw him. Great fun to be around. I'm saddened by your loss Rob.
January 7, 2019
My deepest condolences to Vic's family and closest friends. Vic made the world a better place with his wonderful music and commitment to humanitarian causes. I will always remember him fondly.
Scott McGowan
January 7, 2019
Playing scrubboard and petite faire with the band has always been a complete joy for me! The cajun-zydeco music that Vic brought to the Delaware scene will always be remembered.

While I cannot attend Vic's service in Delaware, I feel confident that he would approve knowing that I'm performing very near Berkeley, CA at that time.

A big thanks to Vic for bringing so many musicians together, and for being true to your passion.

- - Shelley Kelley (aka Michele McCann, also known as Sista 'Chelle of the Bayou Brothers)
Michele McCann
January 7, 2019
My deepest sympathies to the family. Always sad when classmates pass though, GOD, loves all. RIP, Vic.
Sharlen Van Wert
January 6, 2019
Lori Baxter
January 6, 2019
my memories of vic are of our children dancing to "frog jog" in their little frog costumes! memories don't get much better than this! thanks, vic, you made a mark!
peg keil
January 5, 2019
I had the honor of playing with and recording with Vic in Delaware. Rest in Peace, my friend!
Earle Brown
January 5, 2019
A great man a great soul. He spoke through his music. I have many of his CD's and fondly remember "Mad Cow Disease". Loved him them, love him now. He will be missed everywhere.
Elizabeth Allen
January 5, 2019
I loved him in Newark High School and miss him. Great good friend. - Sandi Whitaker
Sandra Whitaker
January 5, 2019
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January 5, 2019
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Vic, through his music, raised awareness of injustice in areas of the world people don't want to concern themselves with! He made me rethink my own held political opinions in some cases! It was a pleasure performing & recording with him!
I will miss him!
Ed Gorski
January 5, 2019
Vic was a good, good friend since 1975. A shining light with an acoustic guitar and an electric soul. Truly freewheelin'. Hey Vic, say hi to Phil for us.
Scott Birney
January 5, 2019
Vic Sadot was a good friend of mine. I cherish forty years of memories of the adventures we shared. The Newark community was made ever more wonderful because of Vic and his family members, with so much of it captured in verse and song.
Nancy Willing
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